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Extract Tool

Extract Tool Overview

The following is an overview of the process of using the Extract Tool to extract entries from a file:

  1. Identify the files and fields from which to extract data by using information in the data dictionary listings.

  2. Build a destination file by creating a new field for each field in the source file.

  3. Select the source file entries from which data will be extracted by creating a SEARCH/SORT template.

  4. Select the fields from which data will be extracted by creating an EXTRACT template.

  5. Move the extracted data to the destination file by using the Update Destination File option.

  6. Purge the selected entries from the active database.


Reviewed/Updated: March 4, 2007